We are going to try something different for the holiday season this year. Call it our “everybody wins” contest, or our “no voting” competition, but I really think in the true spirit of the season that we need a venue to express a way to show how we want to say “Happy Holidays” or “Seasons Greetings” to our friends without being judged or compared against others. Here’s the deal, this will be a winter or holiday theme photo thread and will remain open until Dec. 31st. You may post anything that is either train-related or not train-related for the occasion. You can post a picture of your holiday layout, someone else’s holiday layout, a picture of a train in a holiday or winter setting or any picture or sketch of anything with a train in it with a holiday or winter theme. Or if you prefer, you may post something that is holiday related but isn’t necessarily train related, like a Thanksgiving or a Christmas card that you put together or took a photo of. There are no “rules”, but here are a few guidelines: This being a train forum, it would be great if you posted something that had a train theme, but it is not a requirement, just post something. You may post any holiday-themed picture or graphic, be it train-related or just a holiday or seasons greeting, or if you want, something that is winter-related and not tied to any holiday. If it is holiday-related, it can be any holiday that falls between now and the first of the year, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years Day or any other that I may have overlooked. Any photos should be ones taken by you, any graphics like a card, should be compiled by yourself using photos, clipart and text. If you don’t feel creative, a simple text greeting or even a poem would work, whatever you feel fits the spirit of the occasion. It can be religious if you so choose, it can be Santa, a turkey dinner (umm), a train in a snowstorm or just anything that works for you. It is assumed that any pictures, text or clipart used is either owned by you, is in public domain or does not otherwise violate anyone’s copyright protection. You may post more than one picture or “card”. You may want to post a picture of your holiday layout, a picture of a train setup in Macy’s holiday window and a personal holiday greeting card. You are welcome to do just that. There will be no voting this time, every entry is in the spirit of the season and of the one who posts it, and is automatically a winner. There is plenty of time, but don’t let that get away from you.